Pilot Partner Profile: Lewis & Clark College Environmental Studies Program

Mission Statement Environmental studies situates environmental problems and solutions in a scholarly context, working alongside other academic disciplines to build a more livable world. Publication Environment Across Boundaries (ENVX) Lewis & Clark College’s Environmental Studies Program is using their PressForward grant and support network to create Environment Across Boundaries (ENVX) to encourage student engagement with […]

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Version 2.0 of the PressForward Turnkey Theme Released

Today we are excited to announce the release of version 2.0 of the PressForward Turnkey Theme.  Designed to complement the workflow of PressForward, our Turnkey theme aids scholars in quickly creating easily customizable PressForward publications. While the theme has been available for download on GitHub since last summer, revisions to the WordPress Theme Submission Requirements […]

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Announcing an Entirely New Codebase Structure with PressForward 3.9

Today we’re excited to announce the release of PressForward 3.9, which features a complete overhaul of the codebase to improve stability and pave the way for exciting future developments. With the release of version 3.9,  PressForward takes its first step into an entirely new backend structure. After four years of constant development the core code […]

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New Blog Series: Profiling PressForward’s Pilot Partners

PressForward is proud to support the development of new scholarly publications as part of our pilot partner program. In the coming weeks, we will feature profiles of our second wave of partner institutions as they prepare for the launch of their PressForward publications later this year. We hope you will follow along as we explore these […]

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How Do We Fix Scholarly Publishing? Global leaders meet at Mason to lay out a plan

FAIRFAX, Va. (April 20, 2016) – Business and research leaders from around the world will meet this week on the campus of George Mason University to begin laying the groundwork for a preferred future of research publishing. For years, universities have expressed concern over the escalating costs of academic journals while publishers have struggled to […]

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Announcing the Next Phase of PressForward!

The PressForward team is pleased to announce that the PressForward project has been awarded a three-year, $736,042 grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. PressForward, launched in 2011 by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, is an innovative scholarly communication research project that is researching methods and developing technologies to facilitate scholarly […]

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PressForward 3.8

Last week the PressForward team released PressForward 3.8. Our latest release includes numerous bug fixes and enhances the functionality of the Nominate This bookmarklet, user permissions, and OPML functionality. Notably, the functionality of the Send to Draft button, located in All Content, has been restored. Also included in our latest version, is a new site preference that allows […]

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Science Communication Blog Talks PressForward

We recently caught up with our friends at improvscience, an organization committed to helping scientists better communicate their research and enthusiasm. Like PressForward, their work is the centerpiece of not only engagement efforts, but also community building and facilitation. Read more about their efforts and thoughts about PressForward: Excitement for PressForward.

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PressForward 3.7

The PressForward team is excited to announce the release of PressForward 3.7, an update to our WordPress plugin that helps you collect, discuss, and share content from the web. In addition to numerous bug fixes, this update brings refinements to the Subscribed Feeds panel and new features to the feed submission and management process. This […]

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PressForward-Powered PLOS Collections Launches Today!

Today sees the relaunch of the fourth and final publication of the original lineup of PressForward partners, PLOS Collections, with a brand new look and features. So what’s new and what can it do? Victoria Costello of the PLOS Blogs Network explains how this powerful and eclectic source of science discovery serves the research community. ~ A new design: The […]

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